Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 4/27

Durham Bulls rained out
The Bulls and Louisville Bats will play two today

Montgomery Biscuits 17, Mississippi Braves 2
Every Biscuits starter had at least one hit. Cole Figueroa, Daniel Mayora, and John Matulia each had three hits, while Henry Wrigley had two. Nevin Ashley hit his third home run of the season. Shane Dyer allowed two runs in 6.1 innings. Neil Schenk pitched 1.2 scoreless innings and Matt Bush struck out the side (scattering a hit) in the 9th.

Jupiter Hammerheads 6, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2
Scott Shuman had a rough 9th innings, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks, also surrendering a home run. Hak-Ju Lee went 2-4 with two bunt singles, while Brett Nommensen and Mike Sheridan also had two hits apiece. Jake Thompson started but was lifted after two innings with right elbow tightness. Adam Liberatore relieved him and allowed two runs.

Bowling Green Hot Rods rained out
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 13


  1. Any idea on how serious Thompson's injury is?

  2. Last night they said he'd be examined further and is day-to-day at this point. Doubt we'll hear much any time soon.

    Rough start of the year for Rays pitching prospects overall. A few bright spots but lots on the DL or struggling.

  3. Saw a few innings of the XST games yesterday, and came away a little impressed by a couple young (19-19) LHP. Brandon Henderson & Matt Spann both threw some quality innings, it was a crazy windy day so line drives were handled much more easily than popups & fly balls, several of which dorpped and one carried out on the adjoining fields.

    Drew Vettleson was hit in the helmet with a pitch, it did not look serious and he wanted to stay in but was wisely removed from the game as a precaution.

  4. I like Matt Spann. Any idea how hard he is throwing? If he could bump his velocity up, he could have a really nice future.

  5. I don't know the speed Matt is at right now, but he does get some decent movement, which is "normal" for a LHP. His continued frame development will have a great deal to do with building his speed, he looks to have built up strength in his legs so seems to be on the right track.

  6. Yeah, I really like focusing on projectable highschool guys in the later picks, Jim. You never know how they can turn out. I hear that kid Shields is doin pretty good.